Nigel Melville

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Owen Farrell looks on during a Saracens training session  in St Albans, England. Photograph: David Rogers/Getty Images

Owen Farrell will bounce back from his Six Nations disappointment, according to the Saracens director of rugby, Mark McCall, who does not believe the (...)

 England risk missing out on the chance to recruit Warren Gatland as their head coach after the Rugby Football Union revealed Eddie Jones’ successor would not be appointed until after the World Cup. Photograph: PA

The English Rugby Football Union is ready to risk missing out on Warren Gatland as England’s next head coach because it insists on hedging its bets ov(...)

Eddie Jones has dismissed the role of Lions head coach as an “ambassador job.” Photograph:  Henry Browne/Getty

Eddie Jones has dismissed the role of Lions head coach as an “ambassador job” while refusing to rule out the possibility of succeeding Michael Cheika (...)

England’s relegation from the Six Nations would be “catastrophic” for the game on these shores, according to acting Rugby Football Union chief execut(...)

 Saturday’s clash in Cardiff will mark Joe Schmidt’s 30th and last Six Nations game as Ireland’s head coach, and also Warren Gatland’s 50th and last for Wales. Photograph: Dan Sheridan/Inpho

Ireland appear to have drawn something of a short straw again. Playing England first-up they ran into a hugely motivated team who’d had a fortnight t(...)

English authorities want World Rugby to introduce greater clarity around the legal height of the tackle and believe referees should be encouraged to take a tougher stance. Photograph: Stephen McCarthy/Sportsfile via Getty Images

English rugby’s leading players and administrators are urging World Rugby to introduce stricter sanctions for high tackles following the release of of(...)

 Stuart Lancaster is an option for the English RFU as they search for Eddie Jones’s successor as England head coach. Photograph: Alex Davidson/Inpho

The English Rugby Football Union interim chief executive, Nigel Melville, is planning to speak to Warren Gatland as part of his search for Eddie Jones(...)

Steve Brown is stepping down as Rugby Football Union chief executive at the end of the year, the governing body has announced. Photograph: Steve Parsons/PA Wire

Increasing disquiet about the English Rugby Football Union’s financial position has triggered the abrupt departure of Steve Brown as chief executive. (...)

Pat Lam’s Bristol have spent heavily as they bid to retain their top-flight status following last season’s promotion. Photograph: James Crombie/Inpho

Bristol’s first season back in the Premiership is likely to have a significant bearing on whether the top flight is ring-fenced, according to the Engl(...)

 Gloucester have already fined Danny Cipriani £2,000 following a disciplinary hearing into the events which led to him pleading guilty to common assault. Photograph: Donall Farmer/PA

The escalating club versus country row over Danny Cipriani took a new twist on Tuesday with the English Rugby Football Union ignoring calls by the pla(...)

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